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No End in Sight Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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October 5, 2007
A tidy summary of the tragic mistakes made, and the brutal arrogance displayed, by the Bush administration in its prosecution of the Iraq war.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 13, 2007
This is a movie about the very officials who boasted 'I don't do quagmires' (then-defense secretary Rumsfeld), but who hadn't actually done the planning or simple reading of other people's plans that might have avoided that very fate.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2007
A clear-eyed appraisal and condemnation of Bush administration war policies as seen through the eyes of people in a position to note the disastrous choices that left a country in chaos.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 24, 2007
No End in Sight makes one thing clear: Were it not so bloody, the war in Iraq would be destined to become a case study in the nation's business schools.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2007
Even dedicated news junkies will gain new understanding of a campaign with no end in sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 17, 2007
Ferguson's case is so confidently built that it seems unassailable...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2007
Its list of interviewees includes a number of insiders once deeply involved in the bungled aftermath of America's invasion of Iraq. It also includes some shocking, on-the-ground footage from the war that has not been seen elsewhere.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 10, 2007
No End in Sight is the most coolheaded of the Iraq war documentaries, the most methodical and the least polemical. Yet it's the one that will leave audiences the most shattered, angry and astounded.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 10, 2007
No End in Sight will leave you floored, agape and enraged anew.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 10, 2007
Ferguson is admirably tenacious in assigning blame for the boneheaded mistakes that have doomed Iraqi reconstruction.
August 10, 2007
A raft of documentaries have come along since the start of the war, some of them accusatory, some investigative, some empathetic, nearly all of them skeptical. None is better argued or more searing than No End in Sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 10, 2007
Remember the scene in A Clockwork Orange where Alex has his eyes clamped open and is forced to watch a movie? I imagine a similar experience for the architects of our catastrophe in Iraq. I would like them to see No End in Sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 9, 2007
Lucid, concise and devastating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 9, 2007
[No End in Sight] may be the best and saddest film of the year so far.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
August 2, 2007
No End in Sight, the latest Iraq documentary, is the first to attempt a detailed historical overview and probably the only one with the potential to reach across partisan lines, a true rarity in the sphere of political filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2007
Although this is Ferguson's first feature -- he paid for it himself -- it's a masterfully assured piece of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 2, 2007
Leaves you furious at an administration of armchair warriors, yet it offers the catharsis of cold, hard truth.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 31, 2007
Essential viewing for any patriot.
July 30, 2007
We need to hear the story again and again, for no amount of rage and disbelief can turn what the Bush Administration did into someone else's problem.
July 27, 2007
The most compelling and least partisan of all the Iraq documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 27, 2007
Rehashes information you already knew and tries to inflate trivia into scandal.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 27, 2007
No End in Sight offers an emphatic, well-supported answer to a question that has already begun to be mooted on television talk shows: Who lost Iraq?.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2007
A damning appraisal of America's handling of the Iraq war.
July 26, 2007
So No End In Sight is hardly another partisan anti-war doc. Instead, it's a cogent, often infuriating explication of how the execution of the war went awry.
Read More | Original Score: B+
July 26, 2007
It's a furious, if quietly stated, indictment of the president and all his men in the debacle that our adventure in Iraq has become.
July 26, 2007
...words speak even louder than visual evidence in Charles Ferguson's lacerating analysis of America's occupation of Iraq.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 26, 2007
...his [Ferguson's] brilliant and riveting documentary about the Bush administration's failures in Iraq, is at once the most devastating cinematic postmortem on America's colossal blunder in the Middle East, and the most sober.
July 23, 2007
Soberly narrated by Campbell Scott, the film is a meticulous, thoroughly engrossing lesson in how not to win friends (or wars) and influence people (or potential terrorists).
February 3, 2007
A systematic and rigorous history of the Iraq war to date.
January 25, 2007
[Director] Ferguson delivers the calm, meticulous survey of U.S. policy that legions of critics of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 have been waiting for.